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    Summary

    The incumbent serves as the Medical Supply Technician (MST) in Sterile Processing Service (SPS), as part of Alaska VA Health Care System and the 673rd Medical Group. The incumbent is responsible for the sterilization, preparation or various surgical and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support for the VA Primary Care Clinic, Specialty Clinic, Dental Clinic, and any other area that uses RME care.

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    Responsibilities

    The MST (Sterile Processing), duties include but not limited to the following:

    • Removes gross contamination by soaking in appropriate Detergent Solutions, washing with a detergent blood solvent, scrubbing with a brush, rinsing in tap and then distilled water or washing in an ultrasonic unit and/or washer-sterilizer;
    • Decontaminates all reusable supplies and equipment in a manner rendering all decontaminated items safe for handling;
    • Determines proper methods and processes to follow per SOP's and Manufacturer's Instructions for Use to decontaminate instruments and equipment;
    • Removes items from washers and pass-through and determines type of tray or set to assemble based on recognition of key items and the operating room or clinic schedules;
    • Visually examines items for damage, deterioration, or imperfections such as rust, pitting, and cracks;
    • Determines appropriate method of sterilization and attaches chemical indicator tape to package;
    • Distributes items according to established requirements, special requests or as requisitioned;
    • Fills requests for items based on daily schedules of needs or on individual requisitions;
    • Consults with the Operating Room staff and our clinic customers on items in short supply or out of stock, recommending possible substitutions.
    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Telework: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562440300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.